Atari has announced that their most iconic console is being re-released in two separate variants before Christmas 2017.
The Atari 'Retro' Handheld will cost approximately £34.99 ($41.50 USD) and features a 2.4" screen and an A/V output, with a HDMI adapter to be made available. The 'new' handheld also features responsive buttons, and what is being termed a stylish analogue control stick as seems to be illustrated, in the included pictures.
The Atari 'Retro' Plug and Play TV Joystick will cost £24.99 ($29.65 USD) features what Atari calls a progressive design and includes an arcade style button on top of the controller. As with the handheld, it comes with A/V cables, with an HDMI adapter to be made available. It will also feature the same fifty games as the handheld.
Here is the full list of included games:
1. 3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1) 2. Adventure 3. Air-Sea Battle 4. Asteroids 5. Black Jack 6. Bowling 7. Breakout 8. Canyon Bomber 9. Casino 10. Centipede 11. Circus Atari 12. Crystal Castles 13. Demons to Diamonds 14. Desert Falcon 15. Dodge ’em 16. Double Dunk 17. Fun With Numbers 18. Golf 19. Gravitar 20. Haunted House 21. Home Run 22. Human Cannonball 23. Maze Craze 24. Millipede 25. Miniature Golf 26. Missile Command 27. Night Driver 28. Off the Wall 29. Pong - Video Olympics 30. Quadrun 31. Radar Lock 32. Realsports Football 33. Realsports Tennis 34. Realsports Volleyball 35. Sprintmaster 36. Star Raiders 37. Steeplechase 38. Stellar Track 39. Street Racer 40. Submarine Commander 41. Super Baseball 42. Super Breakout 43. Swordquest: Earthworld 44. Swordquest: Fireworld 45. Swordquest: Waterworld 46. Tempest 47. Video Checkers 48. Video Chess 49. Video Pinball 50. Yar’s Revenge
Quick Take:This is interesting, I guess. It doesn't do anything for me personally, but I can see a market for this - it all depends on if the market thinks this is an agreeable price (which is hard to tell) and if it will remain in stock - unlike the NES Classic.
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